The Tre Pile ‘Carlin’ is a fantastic, rock-solid Nebbiolo from the heart of Bussia (a cru Barolo vineyard site) made by the formidable Italian winemaker, Carlo Ghisolfi. Carlo locked into this site back in 1985, right as Barolos were becoming the highly prized commodities they’ve become today.
Here’s the best part: the ‘Carlin’ also blends Nebbiolo from a site that’s slightly higher elevation in Torricella. Because of this, it’s not bottled as a Barolo but instead as a Langhe Nebbiolo – not cheapening the quality of the final product at all, but definitely lowering the price tag!
Tre Pile’s vineyards are located right next to the famous Aldo Conterno vineyards. This is absolutely prime Piedmont territory. This wine was kind of the first of its kind in the region as nobody was aging Nebbiolo in Slovakian Oak before Carlo, and now it is the standard practice for a lot of these wines.
This has a little bit of everything. It’s big and beautiful but also wonderfully perfumed and structured with super refined tannins.
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